Are you a film buff? Do you wish you could travel more? Well, if you're looking to kill both cravings in one go, why not make the trip out to Kuala Lumpur for the annual Kuala Lumpur International Film Festival? Here at KL Film Fest, we love everything about film. Our website should provide you with all the information you'll need on films, Malaysia, and the film festival in order to decide whether traveling all the way to the Kuala Lumpur International Film Festival from your Oakville condominium is something you want to do.
The Kuala Lumpur International Film Festival began in 2003 as the Kuala Lumpur World Film Festival. It was a one-off event sponsored by the Malaysian National Film Development Corporation and it was such a big hit that in 2006 it was proposed that the event be repeated on a more regular basis. 2010 was the third year for the new festival, and organizers now no longer have to do subsurface utility engineering to find good films to show, as they are besieged with entries from all over the world, including Canada. The original film festival was held in February, but lately November has been the month of choice for the film festival.
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Some of the films they have shown in the past at the Kuala Lumpur International Film Festival include Fugitive Pieces, a Sunday in Kigali, Not By Chance, Transformers, One Summer With You, and Memory Loss. Some of the films have been filmed just down the street from SEM Toronto while others are from countries like China, Nigeria, Taiwan, Jordan, South Africa, Uganda, Egypt, Venezuela, France, and even the United States. Awards are given out in such categories as Best North American Film, Best Director, Best Score, and Best Animation. If you've got an eclectic taste in films and you don't mind reading subtitles, this could be a great vacation for you.
Similarly, if you're a filmmaker looking to get noticed, you should submit your film to the Kuala Lumpur International Film Festival, especially if it fits with the annual theme. Past themes have included "Peace, Harmony, Non-Violence and Non-Discrimination," and "Celebrating Cultural Diversity." In addition to screenings there is also a symposium and a business matching event where you can meet people to learn from who might want your help as they learn to speak English.
So what else is there to do in Kuala Lumpur besides attend the film festival? Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia and is teeming with people, tourist attractions, souvenirs, and day tripping entrepreneurs willing to take you out into the countryside to see the fabulous Southeast Asian jungles. Even an architect in Canada will be impressed by the famed Petronas Towers, and there's music, shopping, sports, museums, and more! You'll never be bored.
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